East-North Central Articles


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Article | October 5, 2016
Women’s Roller Derby International Playoffs Skate Through U.S. Cities   

The longtime grassroots sport of women’s roller derby has quietly been building a new generation of fans. Now, it’s gathering even more momentum... More>>



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Article | September 27, 2016
Scoring Big With Gymnastics   

Aly Raisman’s floor routine in Rio wasn’t the only way gymnastics leaped to new heights. USA Gymnastics, the sport’s national governing body,... More>>



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Article | September 27, 2016
On the Waterfront   

Mention the term, ‘water sports,’ and many event planners think of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo. Not that there’s... More>>



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Article | September 27, 2016
Outstanding Venues: New Home Bases for Innovative Events   

When an event owner is looking for a new home for his or her tournament, the question is bound to arise: with so many great facilities available, how... More>>



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Article | September 26, 2016
Making the Pitch for Softball   

From the Olympics to the church picnic, the sport of softball has permeated America and continues to grow in popularity. Learn about some of the best... More>>



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Article | September 21, 2016
Backed by Big Numbers, the NFL Draft Moves to City of Brotherly Love   

Like football itself, the NFL draft moves in stops and starts. Coming off a two-year run in Chicago, the event brings its hoopla and big numbers to... More>>



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Article | September 21, 2016
Rockford Revived a Wacky Tradition and 20,000 People Showed Up   

Whatever floats your boat, particularly in Rockford, Illinois, where a homegrown raft race raised $9,000 and brought in nearly 20,000 spectators to... More>>



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Article | July 27, 2016
Is that a Pikachu in Left Field? Sports Venues & Facility Owners Ride the Pokémon Go Wave   

Even if you don’t understand the Pokémon Go craze, at least one thing has become very clear: It's not just invading malls, neighborhoods and more;... More>>



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Article | July 21, 2016
Long Distance Travelers   

From benefit 5Ks to marathons (and even to duathlons and triathlons, as well as cycling events), athletes are taking to America’s roads for... More>>



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Article | July 21, 2016
Lacrosse's Fast Break   

There is no question that the sport of lacrosse is hot. Sports tourism execs in many areas around the country say lacrosse is growing fast in their... More>>



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